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Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
one. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: let's start tonight in flint, michigan. the city about an hour north of detroit. this is my map of michigan and it's a place with a long list of dubious distinctions. it has the highest crime rate of any michigan city the highest number of abandoned properties in the nation and last year it was the number one most violent city in the country. it also is one of the poorest cities. compare that to michigan overall which is at 16%, the 14% is the national figure. it is a sad picture, even more so because of flint's history as the center of the american manufacturing industry. it's the birthplace of this country's labor movement. in 1960 flint was michigan's second largest city 200,000 people. it also had a vibrant middle class, it's public school system was a model for the nation and that was due in large part to the strength of its labor unions and the large number of manufacturing workers living in flint. they took over a factory and they didn't leave until they reached a deal with management. workers occupied several general motor's plants. not f
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00pm PST
. excellent. narr: with violent crime ever present, the city is becoming increasingly dependent on its elite police unit. calvin sync: the reason why miami dade has chosen to use srt to execute most, if not all narcotic search warrant, is because of the propensity for violence that comes with the field. usually when you deal with, with dopers, they believe in violence. they survive through violence. they're all armed. so instead of sending, or taking the risk of sending a regular detective or police officer to these places to execute these warrants, the leaders of the department understand that it will be responded to in, in the appropriate fashion. narr: illegal weapons have become an epidemic. in response, police combat units like srt, need to equip themselves with the latest weapons and body armour. mannie sync: this is our bullet-proof vest. it's got level three protection, which means it'll stop rifle fire such as ak47s and sniper rifles. this is our diversionary device, also known as a flash-bang. delivers an intense flash of light and a loud noise. it's used to divert the attention aw
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Dec 5, 2012 2:00pm PST
. >> real people living real lives in new york city. >> we've been threatened with the cutting of hours. we've been threatened with losing our jobs. if i lose my job than to stay there and be belittled. >> jennifer: last week, hundreds of fast food workers took to the streets of new york to demand a living wage. workers from mcdonald's, burger king, wendy's, taco bell, other major fast food chains all walked out. and they called for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour. for the right to unionize without interference. they would be a powerful force. fast food workers are the fourth largest occupation in the country! they earn on average about $18,000 a year. for full time. that's roughly the poverty level for a family of three. at the same time, these big chains are reporting record profits. and the issue underscores a fundamental, moral question. will we build an economy that pays workers enough to support a family or will we use the government to subsidize people's wages through food stamps and other support. today, we're not doing either one. in michigan, i signed a bill to ra
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Dec 18, 2012 2:00pm PST
with the oregon public employee pension fund. any viewers out there if you work for a city or state or teacher, you can go to the web site of your retirement fund and see, they will list down there all of the different private equity funds that they're invested in. as you noted the california pension funds but also the new york pension funds and every big state these are some of the biggest pools of capital out there and they mostly buy stocks and bonds and index funds. they take a chunk of the money and say maybe we can do a little better by investing in these private equity firms. this relationship between these pension managers, public employee pension managers, some who are elected officials and the public industry is very intense. one could not exist without the other. >> jennifer: do you know whether, in addition to cerberus are there a lot of other private equity firms that are significantly investing in the manufacturer of firearms? >> there was an article in "the new york times" by andrew who detailed some other firms have some holdings in weapons companies and some other ones
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
the media is barely cleaning up the cleanup efforts. in new york city, they're living in third world conditions, raw sewage continues to flow into water ways. thousands still have no power and direct subway service is not expected to return into the middle of next year. >> we were up to five feet of water. it was not water but it was all cesspool so it was sewage water. >> how much can a body tank. >> blankets, two socks three sweaters and gloves. >> they have got garbage they're cleaning in other areas and putting it on the beach here, yet we have still have garbage here. >> it's the way life is. >> jennifer: thousands of volunteers have flocked to the rockaways to help with the cleanup efforts tonight coming from new york, dr. sabaya, welcome to the war room. >> i'm having difficulty hearing you. >> jennifer: i can hear you, just a little bit faint. >> a little bit faint. hopefully they can turn up your microphone because you have important things to say. >> yes. >> jennifer: you spent a year doing development work in rural afternoonafrica. how surprised were you by the conditions
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
a plan top protect the city from future natural disasters but he said there were no magic bullets, you don't have to be a believer in climate change to understand the ding dangers from extreme weather are already here after sandy, after katrina, after record droughts in the midwest, why aren't we seeing more meaningful action from congress on climate change? well, i got four words for you: charles & david koch conservative brothers with combined net worth of $80,000,000,000, $80,000,000,000 have spent a fortunate to kill climate legislation. they have also funded climate change denial science, and they've waged an all-out attack on clean air laws of the. the top 25 senators who have received the most campaign cash from from, seven sitting here today on the environmental public works committees and big surprise. they are all republicans and they have all voted in favor of oil interests. john barasso, jim inhoff and lamar alexander have voted for fossil fuels 94% of the time. the koch brothers have given $60 million to groups that fund climate denial research including senator jim d
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Dec 17, 2012 2:00pm PST
enjoying me now for a round table discussion on the mental health aspect to the solution -- of a solution to gun safety is mychal thompson, a psychiatrist, school consultant, and coauthor of "raising cane." he is joining us from new york city. here in studio is warren feral. he is heading up an effort to create a white house council on men and boys. welcome to you both inside "the war room." >> thank you. >> thank you, jennifer. >> jennifer: you bet. michael, i want to start with you. how have cutbacks to state and local funding affected the ability to identify and treat young people who may be dealing with these very difficult social issues. >> there have been cutbacks my whole career as a child psychologist, because legislatures have wanted to save money on state hospitals, and they have thrown it out to the community. it is because of the sigma of mental health, the shame associated with it. we can imagine that adam's mother wanted to get him treatment because she knew how lonely and isolated he was and quirky, and maybe terribly disturbed, but where do you go to get help? and
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Dec 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
them to be one good tool. but in new york city we are the safest big city in the country, and have relatively few murders per capita and one reason is we have some of the strongest gun laws in the country. but 85% of the guns found in new york city came from somewhere else. one state's weak gun laws affect everybody else's crime rate. >> jennifer: yep. today president obama made this announcement today. >> i have asked the vice president to lead an effort that including members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proportionals no later than january, proposals that i then intend to push without delay. >> jennifer: so he is probably going to put some stuff in his state of the union. what do you expect to come out of the task force? >> the president said a lot of good things and it's fantastic, by the way that he chose vice president biden who is about as smart on these issues and as attuned to law enforcement as anybody in government. but we think the first and best thing you can do is make sure everybody gets a background check. right now someth
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